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The Taj and The Hills

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights

Destination Cover: Delhi / Parwanoo / Shimla/ Kufri-Narkanda / Agra/ Fatehpur Sikri

The Taj and The Hills tour takes us to the glorious Taj Mahal and continues to mount up the hills to visit Shimla and its adjoining places. Some of the best places this package takes us to are Parwanoo, Kufri and Narkanda. Treking the high mountains and skiing in snow are very common activities that this package offers.
Day 1 - Delhi
Today you arrive to the international airport and our representatives bring you to the hotel from the airport. As you drive past the City of Delhi to reach our hotel, watch out for the greenery of Delhi and the traffic snarls that this city faces everyday. Delhi looks amazing for inspite of being a world city all its buildings are enclosed with high walls. As we reach the hotel, you are greeted in the hotel with puja and aarti. Interact with the hotel authorities as everyone would volunteer to clarify any of your doubts and queries. Have very sumptuous dinner at the hotel specially arranged on the eve of your arrival. Later, retire to your room for the night's rest.
Day 2 - Delhi
Akshardam Temple DelhiMorning, we start sightseeing of Delhi. First is the visit to Qutub Minar when you can climb to this tall minaret and can try your hands in the iron pillar close by. Embrace the iron pillar in your arms as it is believed to bring prosperity. Next we drive you to lotus temple - built in the shape of a lotus. Spend some time meditating in the silence of the temple. Rejuvenate yourself with a drive to Humayun's Tomb – an architectural wonder of the Mughal Empire. Now you get the opportunity to walk in lot of green gardens. The gardens at Humayun's tomb is followed with other similar gardens at Akshardam temple. Explore the majestic Akshardam temple – that is considered to be a splendid contribution of modern art. Our drive then brings us to Rashtrapati Bhawan. India Gate is very close and so we bypass the beautiful gardens of Rashtrapati Bhawan to reach India Gate. Walk in the greenery around India Gate and engage in a photography session. We then take you to a restaurant nearby for lunch and then resume back to sightseeing of Delhi. Rajghat is our next site where you get to see the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. From here, we drive you to Old Delhi where a rickshaw ride enthralls you and there is also also scope for shopping at Dariba Kalan - world renowned for its artistic jewelleries. Then move inside Red Fort where a 'light and sound show' is very entertaining. Return back to the hotel for the night's rest.
Day 3 - Delhi - Parwanoo
Morning, we drive you to Parwanoo – an industrial town in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. Watch out for the deep gorges and green valleys as we drive to Parwanoo. On arrival, check at the hotel in Purwanoo. This town is more or less like a small hamlet lying on the lap of the great Himalayas. So, after lunch, we take you to see the famous sights of Parwanoo. We drive you to Renuka – the largest lake of Himachal. The water of this lake is crystal clear and on being at this lake you get a chance to rejuvenate in the peaceful surroundings of the lake. Later, return back to the hotel for the night's rest.
Day 4 - Parwanoo-Shimla
Tara Devi TempleMorning, we take you to Shimla from Parwanoo. As we drive you to Shimla look out through the window of the cab to see the beautiful countryside surrounding the outskirts of Parwanoo. On arrival to Shimla, check into the hotel. Later in the afternoon, we take you for sightseeing of Shimla. Shimla is famous for its timber trail. So, watch out for the natural vegetation while we drive you to Tara Devi temple, Sankat Morcha and Kamna Devi temple. Offer floral tributes to the deities of these temples and then we pay a visit to Chadwick Falls – famous for its roaring water that falls from a great height. Take pictures of this amazingly beautiful falls and then return back to the hotel to spend the night in luxurious accommodation at the hotel.
Day 5 - Shimla-Kufri-Narkanda-Shimla
Morning, we take you for a full day excursion to Kufri and Narkanda. Kufri - a hill station is a very exciting place for hiking and skiing. It has glorious views of forested slopes and tall ranges iced in a covering of perpetual snow. So, enjoy skiing on snow if you are visiting during winters and in summers as the ice melts trekking hills become the most exciting activity. We then drive you to Narkanda where the awe inspiring views of the snow peaks will surely make you fall in love with the place. Narkanda is famous for its Hattu peak and so we drive you to the peak from where you also get to see a panoramic view of Narkanda. In Hattu, there is the Hattu Mata temple - a very renowned temple. So, offer floral tributes to the deity of the temple. Then we return back to Shimla and retire to our hotel for overnight rest.
Day 6 - Shimla-Delhi
Delhi Metro RideMorning, after breakfast we take you to the airport when you board the flight to Delhi. On arrival, check into the hotel and fill yourself with a very sumptuous lunch. Late in the afternoon, when you feel relaxed we take you from a metro ride in Delhi. We get down at Cannaught place where you find the opportunity to shop from the busy shops of the market. Buy jewelleries and antiques, and then we take you to Janpath where-from you can buy exquisite handicrafts and other items. Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7 - Delhi-Sikandra-Agra
Morning, after breakfast we drive you to the mausoleum of emperor Akbar in Sikandra. The best attraction of Sikandra is the the tomb of Akbar that is designed with an impressive square shape. Take pictures of the tomb and its sprawling gardens as we walk into the tomb. Having seen the tomb and learning everything about the resting ground of emperor Akbar, we drive you to Agra. On arrival, we take you directly to the hotel for a check-in where you can freshen up as the road journey might make you feel clumsy. Fill yourself with a lunch that comprises of the best tastes of the region. In the evening, we visit Taj Mahal as it looks extremely beautiful in moon rays and its white marble glows in the silver light of the moon.. Having seen Taj, return back to the hotel where a splendid buffet dinner awaits your arrival. Night stay is at the hotel.
Day 8 - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Delhi - Onward
Fatehpur Sikri Fort Morning, we once again take you for viewing Taj, this time, while Taj bathes in the morning rays of the sun. Take pictures of this marvelous marble monument of Agra. Walk in its courtyards while the beautiful fountains sprinkle water that give Taj the most exotic environs. We then take you to Agra Fort – a majestically built fort. Watch this fort from close quarters as this mighty fort would give you a glimpse of the might of the Mughals. We then drive you to Fatehpur Sikri to see the marvelous fort of the place. On reaching this fort, Buland Darwaza gives the first impression as the majesty of this fortress is revealed by the door itself. Make use of binoculars to zoom into the intricate carvings of the door. Then as you enter into the fort you get to see the fountains, the royal court and the apartments that make you wonder at the beauty of the fort. Visit all corridors of the fort and explore every corner of it and having done so we start drive toward Delhi. On arrival, we take you to the airport where you board the fight that takes you back home.

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